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tonight, breaking news. president trump declaring victory. in the battle to repeal and replace obamacare, his new plan passing the house by one vote. tonight, we break it down, what it could mean now for millions of americans, from pre-existing conditions to maternity care. also developing tonight, the statement just in from delta, after a family is kicked off a delta flight with their children, warned they could face jail or lose their children if they don't get off. the new terror warning from the tsa tonight. the alert about stolen trucks that they say could be used for deadly attacks in this country. pictures coming in from the scene of a deadly collision, the car slamming into a packed school bus. and the new headline tonight, involving the american man and his girlfriend
good evening and it's great to have you with us here on a thursday night. and we begin tonight with a major victory for president trump. his new plan to repeal and replace obamacare, passing the house by the slimmest of margins. surrounded by republicans at the white house, the president saying this is the death of obamacare. but lawmakers voted without the final bill ever being scored as they say in washington. meaning they voted without knowing how many fewer americans would be insured. what it means for you, from pre-existing conditions to your premiums. mary bruce. >> reporter: at the white house today, republicans celebrating a victory seven years in the making. >> make no mistake. this is a repeal and replace of obamacare. make no mistake about it. >> reporter: it's not a done deal. president trump, relishing a much-needed win. >> how am i doing?
hey, i'm president. can you believe it? >> reporter: after weeks of false starts and tense negotiations, today house republicans were giddy, pumping themselves up before the big vote with the theme song to "rocky." >> the line was, you know, out of "braveheart." freedom! >> reporter: but outside the capitol, clear signs of a country divided. >> shame, shame, shame! >> reporter: for weeks, those divisions on display across the country too. but house republicans pushed on. >> are we going to be men and women of our word? >> yes. >> are we going to keep promises that we made? >> yes. >> reporter: the bill passing the house today by the slimmest of margins, just one vote. here's how it could affect you. obamacare requires all americans to have health insurance or pay a penalty. the republican bill eliminates that requirement. obamacare gives americans money to buy insurance on their own. the republican bill replaces that with tax credits.
obamacare expanded medicaid. the republican bill would roll back that expansion. here's what some republicans say tonight. >> we're immediately reducing premiums saving billions and billions of dollars. >> reporter: but by one estimate, 24 more million americans would be uninsured over the next decade. a 64-year old earning about $26,000 a year would see their annual premiums spike by nearly $13,000. >> after seven years, you came up with this? you got to be kidding me. >> reporter: the bill could also weaken the popular obamacare provision protecting people with pre-existing conditions. by one estimate, 27% of americans have one, and in some states, that number is even higher, more than 32% of those living in west virginia, mississippi, kentucky, alabama and tennessee, all states that voted for president trump. >> are you going to make sure that people with pre-conditions are still covered?
one of the strongest assets. >> reporter: but the republican bill allows states to opt out so insurance companies could charge some people with pre-existing conditions more. it would give states $8 billion over five years to help cover those people. but hundreds of leading patient and health groups call that a drop in the bucket. the bill would also allow states to opt out of requiring insurance companies to cover some so-called "essential health benefits," like ambulances and maternity care. experts say less coverage could mean lower premiums for many people. >> is this now trumpcare? >> this isn't trumpcare. this is an ability to give people the choice to pick their own care. i think that's what's most important. >> reporter: but with the midterm elections fa s fast pre muching, democrats are are eager to make sure republicans own this, and that americans know who is in this picture. >> you have every provision of this bill tattoos on your forehead. you will glow in the dark on this one
you'll glow in the dark. >> mary bruce with live on capitol hill tonight. mary, as you reported there, it passed the house by one vote. it now goes to the senate. what kind of fight does the president face with this. >> reporter: this bill faces a steep fight. they're eagerly waiting for the scoring on the bill. tonight, senate republicans already say they'll work on an entirely new bill. david. >> mary bruce leading us off chanting on the floor of the house. democrats taunting republicans on the floor. waving good-bye to them. let's get right to white house correspondent jonathan karl. you saw the moment. let's play it foreveryone here. ♪ good-bye >> protesting any repeal of obamacare, popularity of
weeks. >> you saw some of that anger in town halls across the country before this vote. people concerned about what the changes would mean for their own health care. this was a big legislative victory for the president today. but democrats hope they can turn this into a liability for in the elections next year. their top targets will be 23 house republicans who are in districts that hillary clinton won. david, more than half of them voted for this bill, that will be something they'll have to answer for. overall, obamacare is more popular than it's been. in fact in our poll, 37% said they wanted it repealed and replaced. >> jon karl, thanks to you as well. president trump arriving home tonight in new york city. his first trip back to new york since the inauguration. along with his victory on health care the white house announcing his first overseas
trip saudi arabia, what message is he sending to the muslim world. and religious organizations more freedom to endorse political candidates. all of this comes with a meeting with the pope. abc's cecilia vega tonight. >> reporter: president trump today, surrounded by religious leaders, promising to give churches their voices back. >> under my administration, free speech does not end at the steps of a cathedral or a synagogue or any other house of worship. >> reporter: his new executive order directs the irs to relax enforcement of rules barring churches and other tax-exempt religious groups from political activity, like endorsing and campaigning for candidates. it also promises unspecified relief for organizations that claim a religious objection to an obamacare mandate, requiring them to cover contraception in their healthcare plans. but the order does not go as far as some faith leaders hoped and many activists feared. there is nothing in it that
weakens obama-era protections for gays and lesbians. and others. >> most importantly, i brought my bible. [ cheers ] >> reporter: for president trump, this is about showing some love to the evangelicals who helped propel him to the white house, the president winning their vote 81% to 16%. >> we will not allow people of faith to be targeted, bullied or silenced anymore. [ applause ] >> cecilia vega live with us tonight in new york city. cecilia, we're learning more about the president's first foreign trip, saudi arabia, what kind of message is he hoping to send with that being the first stop on the agenda. >> most presidents visit a friendly ally, saudi arabia is the birthplace of islam. the white house says the president wants to send a message that he wants to solve the same world problems that leaders
to solve. he'll stop in the vatican for a visit with pope francis. >> cecilia vega. we turn next tonight to another breaking headline this evening, delta airlines issuing a statement late tonight after another incident caught on video on a plane. at one point you can hear the paern being told they could face jail or lose their children if they refuse to get off. here's abc's gio benitez. >> reporter: tonight, a family of four claiming delta airlines kicked them off a flight with their two toddlers, threatening jail time and even loss of custody. >> this is a federal offense. you and your wife will be in jail, and your kids will be taken from you. >> okay. >> reporter: brian schear and his family were flying home from hawaii when a delta employee asked he give up the seat his 1-year-old was sitting in, suggesting the child sit on one of the parents lap. >> i bought this seat and you need to leave us alone. >> reporter: schear says the ticket was originally purchased
his oldest son. but he went home early. he claims he asked delta gate agents to let his one year old use the seat instead, something normally against airline policy. >> they scanned all of our tickets and let us on the plane. >> i've got two infants and my wife. we have nowhere to stay. there's no more flights. what are we supposed to do, sleep in the airport? >> reporter: tonight delta apologizing, saying they should have worked to find a solution, >> it's hard enough to fly with kids by itself and then when we have to go through all that the stress level is astronomical. it's crazy. >> reporter: david, the family ended up paying for a hotel and a new flight out of their own pocket. delta tonight, saying they are reaching out to refund and further compensation. next tonight here, the new terror warning from the tsa after a growing number of terror attacks using vehicles for mass murder. the concern now, trucks being rented here in the u.s. you'll remember this searing image of one of those worst attacks in
calling on its supporters to adopt. why the warning now in this country. abc's senior justice correspondent pierre thomas. >> tonight, the tsa warning commercial trucking and rental companies about the increasing threat of using tractor-trailers and other huge vehicles, including buses, as tools of terror. since 2014, 17 vehicle ramming attacks resulting in 173 fatalities with 667 wounded. in december 11 murdered as this large truck ran over pedestrians at an outdoor christmas market in berlin. and by far the most deadly, the nice, france, truck rampage that massacred 87. >> this is a very significant challenge for law enforcement driving a truck into a crowd. it's hard to stop every one of those attacks. >> reporter: for months, isis has been calling on radicals to commandeer vehicles to run over people. it's working, and it doesn't just involve big vehicles. last month, an assailant in london used a rented suv to fatally run down three
before stabbing a police officer to death. david, tonight near at trump tower, you can see the large sanitation trucks set up to guard against this threat. the tsa is urging large trucking and rental companies to quickly report any stolen vehicles and any suspicious activity. david? >> pierre, thank you. next to the severe storms targeting the east tonight. this bridge in missouri gone, worked away by the floodwaters. here's what the black river looked like on monday. here it is in the last 4 hours. after cresting at a record high. this school bus headed right into a flooded road in southwest louisiana. the students all safe. meteorologist rob marciano tracking this again tonight. hey, rob. >> reporter: david, it's heading this way. look at the radar, st. louis back through pocahontas, lot of rain. severe weather on the eastid
by 7:00 tomorrow morning it's on new york's doorstep. boston, heavy rain tomorrow night. areas, pockets of 3 to 4 inches of rain. widespread 1 to 2 inches. david. >> rob mar sciano with us tonig. from london overnight, news of an emergency meeting at buckingham palace, causing alarm and speculation. reporters quickly like up outside the palace, getting word that prince phillip has decided to retire. what's behind the decision? here's abc's terry moran. >> reporter: for seven decades, he has been at her side -- ♪ ever-present, ever-loyal. and now at 95, prince philip will step aside, come this fall, declining all but the most important public appearances. but this
why in a typically blunt quip. >> i was sorry to hear you're standing down. >> i can't stand up much! >> reporter: philip has stood up, done his duty, to a staggering degree over these 69 years, 22,000 public engagements on behalf of her majesty. they were young royals when she began her reign, a storybook couple, popular around the world. but it was a tough position for a proud former officer in the royal navy, as the hit series "the crown" shows. >> are you my wife or my queen? >> i'm both! >> i want to be married to my wife. >> reporter: and this unforgettable moment, philip supporting his son prince charles and grandsons william and harry in that long, awful walk the day princess diana was laid to rest. through it all, he has been steadfast. defining the job succintly. >> helping her, supporting her, and doing anything that is valuable to her. >> reporter: for the queen. >> he's been my strength all these years. >> reporter: he remains in good
queen elizabeth is slowing down a bit and the next generation is taking up more of the royal responsibilities. david. >> terry moran with us, from london. is the there's still much more ahead on "world news tonight" this thursday -- the car crashing into a bus packed with children. news on their condition tonight. new developments in that murder mystery. the american man and his girlfriend discovered dead on vacation. they no longer believe this was theft. the major recall tonight making headlines. it turns out the alcohol content was much higher than it was supposed to be. we'll be right back. what about the people i care about? ...including this little girl. and what if this happened again? i was given warfarin in the hospital, but wondered, was this the best treatment for me? so i asked my doctor. and he recommended eliquis. eliquis treats dvt and pe blood clots and reduces the risk of them happening again. yes, eliquis treats dvt and pe blood clots.
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